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Thursday, 12 July 2012

60 minutes of sanity...

I have managed a whole hour of stitching and gluing so far this week.

Last week, I cut and interfaced all the pieces for a U-Handbag Grace Kelly purse; that's purse in the American sense of the word, as this is a proper big-girl's handbag size affair.

On Tuesday a parcel of frames arrived and in the briefest moment of relative calm and me time yesterday afternoon, I managed to finish it, all bar the glue picking from the frame.

The fact that whilst the glue on the second side was 'curing', I had another call to collect a poorly child plus siblings from school, an hour early, did not make me smile.


This is all mine, FMF, Momo Scissors and some bright pink lining; I will make another for my Mum's birthday, I had to be the guinea-pig, that was only fair right? 

Following Lisa's pattern, I can honestly say there is nothing I would do differently, it worked just as it should have done, even with interruptions, brain half-distracted by a husband unexpectedly in hospital overnight, (all OK now), and a thunder storm flashing outside.

I haven't had the chance to test it yet; I'm guessing a family-size pack of Maltesers will be OK.

And just because I am feeling the Lisa Lam love right now, I got this with my latest TopCashback Amazon voucher...


Bags of fun xxx

29 comments:

  1. Both grown up and stylish. Like your choice of fabrics too. Di x

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  2. I am sending some extra health your way - good gravy! I hope everyone is feeling better soon.

    The bag is simply lovely. Gorgeous!

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  3. That bag is fab...I may have to go buy the frame and pattern now you temptress you ;-)

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  4. You deserve something beautiful and just for you after the week you have had.

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  5. It's gorgeous and your crap week has mine topped by a country mile! Hope everyone is better soon x

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  6. aieeeee - too many ill people :-/
    nice bag though!

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  7. Gorgeous!!! I hope everyone is better now and stays that way for the foreseeable future!

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  8. Sounds like a wholly crud time, end of term always brings lurgy to all the tired children and parents- teachers will get their germs out on 1st day of the holidays. But what a gorgeous bag!

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  9. oh man that sounds like a duff week! Great purse to put a smile on your face though :) I'd make it 2 family size bags of Maltesers!

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  10. That looks the business! great finish. And after all, it was well and truly cured by the time you got back!

    sounds like time for a break from that germy school! let the girls have a little summer holiday!

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  11. I've made 3 of these already and it is so easy to put together and look great (just like yours)

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  12. Sounds like you continue to have a bad week, I hope everyone is better soon. I love the bag, I really want to make one for me.

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  13. DOn't know what's worse-all kids sick at once, or one sick, then another, then another......! Your bag is gorgeous, if that's some consolation!?

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  14. Oooh, that's fab! Gluing my swap purse tonight, quite frankly, gave me half an hour of INsanity!!!

    Hope everyone is back to being well and shipshape PDQ!

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  15. This is beautiful. I've been fiddling with glue and frames this afternoon. It hasn't been smooth sailing! Hope everyone is well soon.

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  16. I had a right giggle over you calling it an American purse because I have this frame and a nice lot of brit fabric set aside for this exact bag! It doesn't seem right to start until I finish my partners purse though! I am excited because it will be like carrying all y'all with me all the time!

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  17. That is so cute! I love the scissors - HMM is my favorite line still :) I hope you enjoy your "American Purse" :)

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  18. The FMF makes a perfect bag. I love it!

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  19. This is so pretty, well done! Hope all are well again today

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  20. Glad things improving. Your bag is absolutely gorgeous and your photo skills ipressive.x

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  21. Beautiful! Such great fabrics too. And where the hell did you find some sun to take your pictures in? We're like 15 miles away and i swear I haven't seen any.

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  22. wow! what a stunning bag! sorry about all the illnesses hospital etc suppose it gets it all over with in one go though??! The FMF is just amazing for this isn't it??? you will get comments galore and admirers when you go out with this! x

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  23. I have her first book, which I really like - would you recommend the second?

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  24. Gorgeous! What a stunning handbag (I can never say that word without thinking of Lady Bracknell!) :-)

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  25. I love it! I must make one for myself and then cool Christmas gifts, eh? I'm sorry about all the sickness. Hope everyone is well now!

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  26. What a gorgeous bag Hadley, love the FMF

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  27. Totally beautiful bag hadley! Glad the hubbie is ok. We're feeling the end of term exhaustion here too! X

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  28. Lovely bag twinnie, hope everything back to normal now xx

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  29. PERFECT fabric choice, Hadders. You're brightening my evening :)

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